Instructor of Trombone
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, ID 83844-4015
D. M. A., Catholic University of America
M. M., Juilliard School
B. M., Curtis Institute of Music
Audio Production Advanced Certificate, Berklee College of Music
A native of Commerce, Texas, Chris Clark, D.M.A., has enjoyed a career as a trombonist, educator, and as an audio producer and engineer. Chris’ love of music is shared through highly personal audio recording projects made for a growing and diverse list of clients (Clark Media Productions, LLC) and as a trombonist in "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band.
Educated at the Curtis Institute of Music (Bachelor of Music), the Juilliard School (Master of Music), Catholic University of America (Doctor of Musical Arts), and the Berklee College of Music (Audio Production Advanced Certificate), Clark has performed in just about every setting imaginable. Whether it's performing traditional repertoire of the orchestral world, brand new pieces for chamber ensemble, or commissioning composers with his brass quintet, Valor Brass, he has experienced just about every scenario in which a contemporary trombonist might find themselves performing. Memorable experiences include performances with Sir Simon Rattle, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Otto Werner-Mueller, Leonard Slatkin, John Williams, Zubin Mehta, David Zinman, Alan Gilbert, Graeme Jenkins, Frederick Fennell, Larry Rachleff, John Paynter, William Revelli, Ben Zander, Betty Buckley, Rita Moreno, Joe Williams, Carol Channing, Nell Carter, and Kelly Clarkson. Clark has toured almost every state of the U.S. as a member of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, as well as performed on many of the band's numerous recordings. He frequently finds himself working as an audio engineer and producer, having assisted on recordings with the Marine Band, as well as produced and engineered recordings for composers, educators and members of major symphony orchestras around the United States.
Clark’s trombone teachers include the late Neill H. Humfeld (East Texas State University), the late Glenn Dodson (former principal, the Philadelphia Orchestra), Joseph Alessi (principal, New York Philharmonic), David Fedderly (tuba, Baltimore Symphony), and his father, Jimmy Clark (A&M University - Commerce; Dallas Winds).